Tallinn University hosted the New Human Rights of the 21st Century conference on September 20-22 to explore the origins of such rights, the functions and the rhetoric of these rights and the role such “new” rights can play in the field of human rights law. The conference was part of the HURMUR: Human rights – mutually raising excellence project, funded by the European Commission.
CEU alumna Olena Tregub (POLS '05) has been appointed Secretary General of the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO), a joint initiative of Transparency International Defence and Security (the UK) and the Ukrainian chapter of Transparency International.
CEU Professor Laszlo Bruszt writes with a colleague in Project Syndicate on the attacks on judiciary independence in Poland.
CEU Visiting Professor Julian Casanova is interviewed on the political situation in Catalonia and whether or not it will become independent of Spain (article in Spanish).
CEU now ranks in the 101-150 spot worldwide in political science and in the 151-200 spot in economics, according to Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017. This year, institutions are ranked in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences. To be included in a subject ranking, universities need to have a minimum number of research publications during the period of 2011-2015. The publication threshold is different for different subjects.
CEU Professor Anton Pelinka is quoted in this piece about the recently defeated Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
Hungarian Info Radio interviewed Judit Sandor, founding director of the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB) at CEU, and professor at CEU's Departments of Political Science, Legal Studies and Gender Studies, about the Hungarian UniStem Day that took place at CEU on March 17. For more, see https://www.ceu.edu/article/2017-03-21/ceus-center-ethics-and-law-biomedicine-hosts-hungarian-unistem-day-2017
Living at the CEU Residence Center has been an incredible experience for three reasons: first, the view; second, the communal kitchen; and third, the fitness center. Let me tell you why.
CEU student Roberto Castelar authored this review of "The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny, Ian Davidson." Castelar is a master's student in CEU's Department of Political Science.